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Why Geelani was disallowed to visit doctors, SHRC asks police

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The State Human Rights Commission, while taking the suo motto cognizance of the media reports about barring of Syed Ali Geelani from medical consultation, has directed police to file report explaining circumstances in which the octogenarian Hurriyat leader was restrained from visiting hospital.

“Senior Superintendent of Police, Budgam, is directed to file the report by Monday explaining circumstances in which Mr. Geelani was restrained from going to the hospital. The SSP is directed to be personally present on the day of hearing,” directed SHRC Chairperson Justice (Rtd) Bilal Nazki.

As per Hurriyat (G) spokesman, ailing Geelani was barred by police on Tuesday from visiting doctors at SMHS hospital.

The SHRC chairman has also taken suo motto cognizance of use of sirens by various people and VIPS.

Justice Nazki has asked the IGP Traffic, JK Srinagar, to explain whether sirens are permissible under law to be used by anybody except ambulances and fire fighting vehicles.

“If it is not permitted what action has been taken so far against such drivers. The report shall be filed within a week, least on May 24,” the SHRC directed.

The Commission said that use of sirens besides causing noise pollution create inconvenience to other road users including pedestrians. The people accompanying these VIPs humiliate other drivers and other pedestrians. (KNS)